To live in this country in this century, and still be talking about white men impersonating black people, is to suspect that it’s probably always 1884 somewhere.
…But that’s only partly useful if you have not yet won the most important struggle for liberation, which is the freedom from your own unconscious habits and conditional responses. Becoming an independent agent who’s not an unwitting slave to his or her past is one of the most heroic feats a human being can accomplish.
Christof Koch (November 13, 1956 -)
Freedom is always a question of degree rather than an absolute good that we do or do not possess.
My holy of holies is the human body, health, intelligence, talent, inspiration, love and the most absolute freedom imaginable, freedom from violence and lies, no matter what form the latter two take.
Note: I believe as citizens we have a right to the truth. It is unfortunate the current President of the U.S. does not hold to that acknowledgment for himself nor its citizens.
In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.
Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be. One hasn’t got to have an enormous military machine in order to be un-free when it’s simpler to be asleep, when it’s simpler to be apathetic, when it’s simpler, in fact, not to want to be free, to think that something else is more important.
Photo Credit: Selma to Montgomery, Spider Martin, 1965.
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